Putting the dawg in a smaller cage.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Scionreality, Feb 3, 2009.


  1. Scionreality

    Scionreality

    Dec 18, 2007
    Akron, Ohio
    I have had the Gallien Krueger Diesel Dawg for about 6 months now and I'm very happy with its sound.

    However, I'm not happy with how much real estate it claims on my pedal board. I don't have a ton of boxes on there, and don't need to, but I want some breathing room.

    I opened it up and there's not much in that big box.

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend someone/someplace to see about getting this thing put into a smaller enclosure.

    But if it's too expensive, I'll just forget it. As much as I like the sound, I can deal. ;)

    If anyone can relate the details (cost, time, etc.) of a similar story, it could help illustrate if it's worth it to me.

    Thanks.
     
  2. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Builder for FUZZROCIOUS PEDALS
    Post some pics of the inside w/ dimensions...
     
  3. Scionreality

    Scionreality

    Dec 18, 2007
    Akron, Ohio
    I'll have to wait until I get home tonight.

    For now I can tell you that if you look at a picture of the pedal, there is a single circuit board mounted vertically under the knobs, (about 5"x2", from memory), a small square board on each cable jack (maybe .75" sq.), then the power jack and switch. The vast majority is empty space.

    I'll post pics and dimensions as soon as I can. Thanks.
     
  4. Scionreality

    Scionreality

    Dec 18, 2007
    Akron, Ohio
    My computer decided to take a dump on me.

    I did snap a few pictures including a scale that will give you an idea of what's involved.

    When the computer's back up I can whip up a CAD drawing.

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  5. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Deleted my posts to keep things tidy. :D

    There is a lot more room in there than needed I'd say. I don't know about disconnecting those pots from the circuit board.... Maybe you can get a DIY enclosure that accommodates it. GGG, BYOC, et cetera.
     
  6. Wow there is alot of wasted room in there!
    Seems like a bit of a waste of metal.
     
  7. 5stringwonder

    5stringwonder

    Sep 24, 2006
    Singapore
    Yep, definitely looks like a candidate for rehousing into a much smaller enclosure..
     
  8. looks like you could just take it out as is and put it into a Zvex style enclosure - I'm not sure about dimensions, but something along those lines
     
  9. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Builder for FUZZROCIOUS PEDALS
    I can't view the pics here at work, but I'll take a look when I get home today. Into it!
     
  10. Scionreality

    Scionreality

    Dec 18, 2007
    Akron, Ohio
    I never came face-to-face with a ZVEX enclosure, but it seems like it would be too shallow to fit the main board as is. The box would have to be at least 2 1/4" deep.
     
  11. Scionreality

    Scionreality

    Dec 18, 2007
    Akron, Ohio
    Thanks for the interest! :hyper:
     
  12. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    FXDoctor.com does rehousings. I'd think you could trim off at least half the size of that Dawg.
     
  13. rcubed

    rcubed

    May 8, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    De-solder the pots from the board and use wires. You'd be able to fit it into a smaller enclosure easily if you did that.
     
  14. rratajski

    rratajski Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Builder for FUZZROCIOUS PEDALS
    I'm passin' the rehouse flag on this one! Hope someone can help this dude out!
     
  15. Scionreality

    Scionreality

    Dec 18, 2007
    Akron, Ohio
    Of course that would make it easier, but I'd prefer not to tamper with them if I can help it.
     
  16. brisonic

    brisonic

    Jan 1, 2006
    san diego
    maybe a big box for beefy look or stomping durability?
     
  17. If you're willing to do some drilling, take your pick of the right size:

    http://www.hammondmfg.com/dwg.htm

    i've got them available locally. the 1590BBK i think was around $10-12 canadian as a reference.
     
  18. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Inactive

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    +1. That thing is HUGE (My Muff'n is about the same size), but there is no need for it IMO.

    Unlike the Muff'n which is STUFFED :eek:....

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  19. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    What?! It's that empty?

    Sheesh - I never looked inside mine.

    Well, YEAH: I'd say it should go in a smaller box!

    That's the very reason why mine's not on the gig board now.

    Joe
     
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